EM Forster Theatre
Listings October 2023
OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR
Wednesday 4th – Thursday 5th 7:30pm | Tickets: £18, £15 students
Director – Nicky Allpress
Musical Director – Ellie Verkerk
More than a century on from the Armistice, Oh What A Lovely War remains a classic of the
modern theatre and a powerful reminder of the atrocities of a war that cost twenty million
lives. A journey from joy to despair and back again, it’s a deliciously satirical attack on the
military incompetence and inconceivable disregard for human life the First World War has
come to represent and a chilling reminder of man’s inhumanity to man.
Wildly satirical, visually stunning and deeply moving, Oh What a Lovely War is a theatrical
experience like no other; a fusion of live music, movement, songs and sketches bringing to
life the folly, farce and tragedy of the First World War. Now, more than ever, it holds a mirror
up to the world and speaks to us all.
TONBRIDGE COMEDY NIGHTS
EM Forster Studio | Friday 13th 7.30pm | Tickets: £14
We are joined by some of the best comedians on the circuit and this month we welcome
Nick Page as Headline act, Sully O’Sullivan in support and Liam Pickford as your compere.
These popular comedy nights sell out quickly so be sure to book soon.
Saturday 14th –Sunday 15th | £14.50
Touching, funny and utterly original, Freckle Productions’ delightful adaptation of Julia
Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man is back in town!
What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for Stick Man: a dog
wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him, and he even ends up on a fire!
How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree?
This award-winning production, from the team behind Zog and Zog and the Flying Doctors,
features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky
FRONTIER SAPIENS FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday 19th 7.30pm | £18, £15 students
Brand new to the EM Forster Theatre in 2023, the Frontier Sapiens Film Festival showcases
a collection of adventure, cultural and environmental films all highlighting incredible stories
of human endeavour.
Join us for an evening watching five extraordinary short films from some of the world’s best
filmmakers. Expect 100ft waterfall kayak drops in South America, a world-first expedition in
the Karakoram mountains, a 250km journey in traditional Mokoro canoes through hippo-
laden waters, and lots more. Compered throughout by the festival team and with free prize
giveaways, this is an event not to be missed!
Visit www.frontiersapiens.com for more details.
Wednesday 25th – Saturday 28th | £16 – £22
LAMPS, who have recently brought you “Singing in the Rain” “TOMMY” and “Our House” are
back with “Young Frankenstein.”
IT’S ALIVE! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ & Gene Wilder’s much acclaimed film
will leave you in stitches.
Mel Brooks’ madcap musical comedy collides with Mary Shelley’s classic monster tale.
Victor Von Frankenstein, the mad scientist of legend, has died leaving everything to his
grandson DR. Frederick Frankenstein. Frederick, leaving his Fiancée Elizabeth behind, travels
from New York to his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania to settle his inheritance. With the
help of henchman, Igor: the beautiful lab assistant, Inga; and the mysterious Frau Blücher,
Frederick finds himself working in the laboratory of his ancestors and a new Monster is
brought to life!
Young Frankenstein is a hilarious take on a classic horror story, combining zany antics, a
witty script and high energy comedic performances for an unforgettable, adventure in